Excitement filled the streets of Site C in Khayelitsha last Friday when a group of City officials from Sub-council 9, as well as people from the area rolled up their sleeves to run a clean-up campaign.
The initiative was part of the Keep the Cape Town Clean campaign, launched in March to clean up the city and educate residents about the important role they play in keeping the city clean.
In Site C, while the officials carried out their cleaning duties, they also called on residents and encouraged them to be proud of where they live and ensure that their neighbourhoods stay clean.
Sub-council chairperson Jongihlanga France said the campaign was initiated by the office of the Mayco member of Urban Waste Management Grant Twigg and that the sub-councils had been invited to participate in the once-off clean-up campaign.
“It is with that background that Sub-council 9 hosted a clean- up campaign,” Mr France said.
“We also urged and encouraged people to be aware of cleanliness. We targeted areas that have not been cleaned like Site C. The campaign went so well that people joined us. We hope that they are now taking back their street and cleaning them immediately if they see something bad or dirt on the streets.”
Another private company that took part in the campaign was Ithalomso Waste Management.
Spokesperson for the company, Monde Nqulwana said they were happy to be part of the initiative.
He said they had planned to clean the area but when they heard that the sub-council was also going to do so, they decided to join them instead.
“This is encouraging to see people coming together to clean. This is to make people see the importance of cleanliness,” said Mr Nqulwana.